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IBM’s Big Data Bet

by Angela Guess Peter Cohan of Forbes reports, “International Business Machines (IBM) has three ways to profit from corporate and government spending on technology — services, hardware, and software. And thanks to Big Data, Big Blue is poised to use all three to add millions to its bottom line. As he explained in an October 26…

BloomReach and Big Data Applications (BDAs)

by Angela Guess Dave Feinleib of Forbes recently opined that BloomReach may be the next Omniture. He writes, ” Big Data Applications (BDAs) are the hot topic in Big Data and no category is hotter than Big Data Apps for Sales and Marketing. BloomReach, a provider of web site content optimization solutions based on Big Data, recently…

The Mobile Future of Big Data

by Angela Guess Alex D. Paul of CBR recently wrote, “Technology is changing the way we work – making the world more mobile and moveable than ever before. Trends like BYOD are blurring the division between our home and work lives and this increasing mobility means that business applications are extending beyond the realms of…

60% of Ad Campaigns Utilize Viewer Data

by Angela Guess eXelate reports, “The modeling of custom data is ushering data 2.0 in online advertising as agencies, marketers and ad platforms are seeing that modeled, custom data is the best performing data according to research conducted by eXelate and Digiday. To conduct this research survey, eXelate, the leading data and analytics engine making…

Beyond Hadoop

by Angela Guess Jaikumar Vijayan of ComputerWorld reports, “Hadoop and MapReduce have long been mainstays of the big data movement, but some companies now need new and faster ways to extract business value from massive — and constantly growing — datasets. While many large organizations are still turning to the open source Hadoop big data…

New NoSQL Database: KitaroDB

by Angela Guess According to a new article, “Synergex International Corp. today announced their release of KitaroDB 1.0, a free NoSQL database that runs natively in the WinRT, Win32, and .NET environments. KitaroDB is a fast, efficient data store that supports key-value pairs as well as intrusive keys, and can be used by developers across…

Lack of Skills Hurting Potential Value of Big Data

by Angela Guess Camille Tuutti of FCW.com reports, “There are big opportunities in big data, but also big challenges for agencies hoping to get up to speed. In a recent poll of 151 federal IT professionals, MeriTalk found agencies have less than half of the storage, computing and manpower they would need to leverage big data…

AutoGrid: Tackling the Smart Grid Problem

by Angela Guess Jeff St. John of Green Tech Media reports, “The smart grid presents an interesting problem for the world of big data, and particularly the field of unstructured data. Where traditional data management requires its data to be formalized and regimented, unstructured data systems take their data as-is, so to speak, from the literally…

Using Big Data to Cash in on Warrants

by Angela Guess Alex Olesker of CTO Vision reports, “Traffic citations are critical for funding police departments, courts, and municipalities. Unpaid citations or missed court appearances result in warrants and additional fees, but finding or arresting fugitives and collecting unpaid fines is difficult as well as time and manpower intensive. As a result, the process…

5 Big Data Technologies Worth Knowing

by Angela Guess Tim Gasper of TechCrunch reports, “Big Data is on every CIO’s mind this quarter, and for good reason. Companies will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012. But here’s where it gets interesting. Those initial investments will in turn trigger a domino effect of upgrades and new…